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whytewillow

whytewillow
Date Joined: January 20, 2012
Last Online: July 21, 2017
Birthday: June 17
Country: United States
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7/14/17

HI SWAP BOTTERS, JUST AN FYI, I'LL BE OFF LINE FOR ALMOST 10 DAYS WHILE I'M TRAVELING ON VACATION. I MAY CHECK IN FROM TIME TO TIME, BUT I WON'T BE ABLE TO RATE ON ANY SWAPS UNTIL I RETURN ON THE 24TH. HAVE A GREAT WEEK, AND SWAP YOU SOON. CHEERS.

Please know I'm delighted by each and every one of your kind and generous ratings. I'm not by nature RUDE, or uncaring. I just have limited internet access hence, I've not given an individual THANK YOU to each of you. Please understand, it's not through neglect or insensitivity, only necessity and budget constraints that I must conserve my internet access. Every one of you has made my life a little brighter, a bit less lonely, and oh so much more fun. Please know you are all fabulous individuals, and I'm eternally grateful for your presence in my life. THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart.

While I'm no longer a lithe and lovely libertine. Was I ever? I am still a libertine, (not in the sense of a person without morals and sexual principles) but, one who is free thinking with regards to religion...and politics, and...well you get my drift. LOL. So swiftly do the days flow by that before we know it, our lives are half spent...then we look in the mirror and see a stranger looking back at us. Where did I go? And who is this in front of me, staring back? It's still me, but a bit weather worn, and bit less handsome, less agile. What you see is certainly not what you get. I am still vibrant, loving, more sensible, extremely more compassionate...kinder to those whose paths I cross. I realize that there are many advantages to aging. None of which have to do with my exterior dimensions and how many gray hairs and wrinkles I have accrued. I am a worthy, well established woman. I have become who I always wanted to be. I'll continue to grow and become to my very last day. I live an authentic life, filled with joy and adventure.

I'm writing this for all of you who've recently told yourself you're going old...how old would you be if you didn't know how many years you'd lived? You are NOT growing old...you are growing more fabulous and genuine with each day, and each year that passes. Grow into those wrinkles, revel in your gray hair, and have a ball. Dance in the rain, sing out loud, pick daisies and LIVE! YOU ARE AWESOME! Blessed Be.

On a more serious note...If you haven't received a rating or a swap from me. I will respond ASAP. And thanks again to all you wonderful swappers.

P.S. If I've sent an item to you with incorrect postage, please let me know, and I will gladly send you postage to cover your loss. Thanks for reading all of this. .

Favorite Crafts

I have diverse interests...Art Journaling, making art dolls, altered art, Zentangles, furniture painting, sewing, crochet and the list goes on. Dotee dolls, pincushions and just about anything else. .
THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS. I would really like to receive any of the following... Thank You in advance.

Stickers, and sticker flakes, just no teacher reward

Fimo, sculpy, or primo clay, any color.

Anything/everything steam punk

Pretty papers that go together to make flip books, and anything to make them.

Project Life cards.

Punches you no longer use, but are still usable. I have exactly 3.

Washi tape and deco tape, love it!

Sheet of tiny words/phrases for making embellishments

Die cut templates, used.

Self adhesive pearls & gems for making embellishments.

Micron pens for zentanles.

Double sided papers, at least 6 x 6".

Glitter paper.

Some ADDRESS LABELS, that would be wonderful. I've no printer.

Cool paperclips, flags, & stickies.

POSTCARDS! I love postcards

STAMPS:, used, old, whatever, old coins from other countries.

Bits and Bobs for making junk journals and for making my planner cool.

EPHEMERA: the real deal or reproductions, I enjoy vintage and shabby chic, eclectic items.

Old art from books that are not in great shape anymore...Unusable but brightly colored, and patterned childrens' book pages, the larger the better to make envies out of. OR...just a couple really beautiful pages.

DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT destroy books, I REPURPOSE the salvagable pages and try to make something beautiful out of what remains.

Old photos, Old posters, old maps, book pages in foreign languages, note cards old and new, and valentines. Stationery sets.

Any kind of food, baking/cooking stickers, cut outs etc. for my scrap/recipe book.

Things I like from nature: Butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, Otters are one of my favs. Also Big cats, i.e. lions and tigers, panthers, etc. I love dragons, although they are mythical. I also have a love of wolves and large breed dogs such as Irish Wolfhounds, Great Danes, Dobermans, etc. I have an appreciation for all animals.

I'm also into natural remedies, herb crafting, wild food foraging, etc. Anything related to these topics.

I collect small wind up toys of any type. They're not expensive, usually a couple bucks. Tea cups and saucers, fairies and gnomes, and oh, if you find a smooth flat rock in your yard or on your travels, I'll take it! I love to paint rocks...

Eclectic Wicca. Air sign. Accumulate sticks, stones, seeds, (flower and veggie) Heirloom and non-gmo. Green wytch, wildcrafter, nature lover, studying herbalism. Against violence, prejudice, cruelty, and hatefulness. Believe that your religion is your business and between you and your God, and so is mine. I won't preach or try to convert you, so please respect my wishes and do the same. Love candles, incense, feathers, shells, odd pieces of wood, seed pods, dried flowers. Anything else from nature that you've found or harvested. Just no bones, carcasses or fur. I have too deep a respect for the earths creatures to desecrate their bodies or their final resting place.

Guess that's it for now...phew.

Other Favorites

Like my crafting interests, my musical, literary and movie choices are vast and varied. In books everything from Koontz, King, Stirling ) Patterson too, Evanovich (she makes me giggle out loud). I am an avid reader and author's are too many to mention.

MUSIC: OK, some classical, and new age. ROCK N ROLL!!! Stones, Doors, AC/DC, Iron Butterfly, Free/Bad Company, Janice Joplin (have ALL her music). Fleetwood Mac, Moody Blues, Joanie Mitchell...Almost any music except thrash and hard core rap.

MOVIES: Action and adventure, good comedies, and movies that make me think and/or make me cry. Some all time favorites: Practical Magic, Nanny Macphee, Hocus Pocus (sensing a vein here?) The War Horse, Life of Pi, and some oldies like Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, etc.

COLORS: Greens of all hues...kiwi, lime, emerald, seafoam, sage greens. Some deep blues, i.e: royal, ocean, cerullian. Also like rust, cinnamon...deep tones.

Dislikes

I realized that I hadn't stated any preferences regarding...foods, etc. And there aren't very many preferences, but there are a couple.

I HATE, abhor and despise anything with artificial sweeteners. No chemical sweetners please.
Also, I prefer not to receive religious items. No offense to anyone or their individual beliefs.

DISLIKES:

Kiddie stickers, I have no small children

1 or 2 sticky notes

Paper torn from a spiral notebook

Pieces cut from an old calender unless it's artsy, or has interesting artwork/pictures

I Don't do farm themes, ducks, chickens and fruit themes

In general, junky stuff.

I take a great pleasure in sending off my swaps...I write a note or card to everyone I send to, and I appreciate the same...

So with all of that...thanks for reading all of this clutter. .

A NOTE ABOUT RATINGS...

SPECIAL NOTICE: Please note, that if you were a partner of mine and you haven't received a rating from me...(and of course, you've sent the item). PLEASE contact me and let me know who you are and what you've sent.

I ALWAYS SEND MY SWAPS...If for some reason you haven't received a package from me,, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE email me and let me know. I will send off another packet as quick as I'm able.

Ratings

StagKing rated for Mermaid Paper Doll on Jul 20, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful doll and goodies! She will be an excellent part of a water altar I hope to build in my new apartment! :)
aliprice rated for Ephemera Envelope: June -USA- on Jul 19, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for all of the goodies!
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Comment: Hi :). Thank you for my gifts. :) :)
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Comment: thank you so much for the swap gift and extras.
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Comment: It is very difficult not to open a package when your partner leaves such intriguing notes about the items lol! Can't wait to open and place in my new art room! Thank you! Blessings, Mona
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Comment: I just opened up your painted rock & you wrote "I'll be swapping with you again soon"...well, wouldn't you know it, the very next gift I opened was yours! I always read the note first & it was such a delightful surprise to read "We swap again-told ya!" Haha! I sincerely thank you for the crystal & Tigers Eye. My Capricorn husband & I are flying on Saturday & I will bring the Tigers Eye with us! Thank you for your thoughtfulness <3 <3 <3 Oh, & for my stocking stuffers too! :D Until we meet again. Love & light to you :)
kfaye rated for Painted Rocks on Jul 13, 2017
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Comment: Oooooh, I like it!!! It's cool how it's light on one side & dark on the other...like a mood rock! Thank you for the gorgeous bag of shells & stones <3 <3 <3
TheToothFairy2 rated for The BIG One -USA- on Jul 11, 2017
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Comment: thank you especially for John's items made him feel special
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colleenscreations rated for The Happy Mailbox #7 on Jul 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank-you so much you are one of the reasons I love swap bot. Wish I could have given you more hearts. I must say you remind me of the swaps I sent out. Would you like to do a private p/l swap. let me know! p/l = Pocket letter
aligurl75 rated for WIYM August Stocking Stuffer on Jul 10, 2017
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Comment: Oh wow, you are so quick to send! Thank you so much for the Now and Laters :) Both JJ and I thank you for the extras! They are much appreciated. Totally wonderful!
DorothyH rated for Send Anything: June -USA- on Jul 6, 2017
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Comment: Thank you, thank you. great bag of goodies. Sorry to rate late, life has been busy.
shinyserra rated for Stocking Stuffer Private on Jul 1, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much! The peacock feather makes this the prettiest present of them all :)
tlemon4 rated for Pack & Play - Goodie Bag Swap #9 on Jun 30, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much :):)
TheGeekEmporium rated for The Happy Mailbox #7 on Jun 30, 2017
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Comment: I love all the stuff! Especially the glitter and pink note cards! Thank you sooo much!!!
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Comment: Thank you so much! The shell is so pretty! Thank you, also, for the lovely rick rack and buttons! I even adore the box you sent everything in! :)
Drvr337 rated for TF: Stuff My Stocking/Totebag-JUNE on Jun 28, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautifully wrapped gift. It is going in my tote till Christmas. I love the extra postcards, the raccoon is so cute!
BasketWorks15 rated for WIYM July Stocking Stuffer USA on Jun 26, 2017
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mrsjacobs rated for Fill My Stocking - June on Jun 25, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely package and all the thought you put into it.
margaeli rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2017 on Jun 24, 2017
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Comment: My apologies for the late rating. I finally got through a pile of mail and found your card. I love the card -- "jalapeño face"??? LOL. Happy swapping.

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Comments

CurlyTea on Jun 20, 2017:

doulakk on May 16, 2017:

Welcome to the Manic Magpies group! This group just changed hands, so we are trying to add swaps 1-2x per month! Thanks for joining!

njstauter on Feb 11, 2017:

May She always show you Compassion

sabbysteg on Feb 10, 2017:

Hi! Just letting everyone know in TOW group that there is a Goddess PC Swap going on, hope to see you sign up!

PrairieKittin on Jan 23, 2017:

I just dropped some stamps in the mail to you, to make up for the 'postage due'. I'm so sorry! I am also "of a certain age", so the stamps were from our generation... Janis and Jimi, and Elvis, of course! :-)

jaimierandolph on Jan 20, 2017:

Profile Check for Notecard w/flat surprise #1 Welcome to the swap! Happy swapping!!!!

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

bjmonroe on Oct 30, 2016:

PrairieKittin on Sep 26, 2016:

Thank you so much for the meditation music CD. I really look forward to listening to it tonight. Thank you!!

bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

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